Need to Lose 100 LBS -Robins Thread !

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  • Birdygirl15
    Birdygirl15 Posts: 88 Member
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    FALL CHALLENGE

    Name: Linda
    Age: 60
    Height: 5ft 2ins

    Start Weight (as of Sept. 16th): 294lbs
    Goal Weight (for Nov. 18th): 276lbs

    Weigh in Weeks (listed by Wednesdays)

    1. Sept. 20: 291.5
    2. Sept. 27: 291
    3. Oct. 4: 291
    4. Oct. 11: 288
    5. Oct. 18:
    6. Oct. 25:
    7. Nov. 1:
    8. Nov. 8:
    9. Nov. 15:
    Final Weigh in: Nov. 18:

    Weight -/+ this week: -3 lbs
    Total weight -/+ this challenge: -6lbs
    Total overall weight lost so far: 34lbs since February '17

    Finally! Pounds starting to come off again, but with a short trip away with my chap at the end of next week, there will be some damage then! Ah well, life is for living and I will get back to this...beginning to think I was being optimistic over my goal for the challenge though.

    A Dr's check up on my blood pressure went well, I've been recording at home and the average systolic has come down 30-odd points from the high values seen in his surgery. We think I have that "white coat" syndrome, hidden anxiety when with a medical person :-).

    I still haven't read back through 2 weeks or more of posts on here, I've been finishing off my home decorating with a few new soft furnishings, a new blind and cleaning the clothes I found that now fit. However, I notice that there is a special birthday coming up for @bapcarrier, so have a wonderful day with your family and enjoy yourself, Barb.

    I hope I've not missed any big occasions for anyone else, I'm sorry if I have. Best wishes to all and I'll try to catch up again before I go away next week.
  • verybusybee
    verybusybee Posts: 131 Member
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    I had some ups and downs today. I did very well for breakfast and snack. Not so bad for lunch or even dinner but at 830 decide I needed a potato. Wasn't hungry but I think I was bored. I have got to find a way to work through my boredom. I have however work out at something for 75 days straight.
  • GOINSTD12
    GOINSTD12 Posts: 331 Member
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    FALL CHALLENGE

    Name: Tracy
    Age: 57
    Height: 5' 2 1/2"

    Start Weight (as of Sept. 16th): 176.4
    Goal Weight (for Nov. 18th): 167

    Weigh in Weeks (listed by Wednesdays)

    1. Sept. 20: 174.4
    2. Sept. 27: 175.6
    3. Oct. 4: 178.6
    4. Oct. 11: 178
    5. Oct. 18:
    6. Oct. 25:
    7. Nov. 1:
    8. Nov. 8:
    9. Nov. 15:
    Final Weigh in: Nov. 18:

    Weight -/+ this week: -.6
    Total weight -/+ this challenge: +1.6
    Wednesday wish - I kinda wish I wasn't getting my appetite back. A couple weeks ago I really had no appetite and it was easy not to overeat. Not any more, since I'm feeling better my appetite is back with a vengeance. Well, guess we have to take the bad with the good. Heart Dr adjusted my lasiks and Potassium Chloride (cut the dose in half) so maybe I won't feel so dehydrated all the time, that should help. Now if I could just get my sodium intake under control!

    Tracy
    TX
  • cedar2526
    cedar2526 Posts: 44 Member
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    FALL CHALLENGE

    Name: Jackie
    Age: 56
    Height: 5'4"

    Start Weight (as of Sept. 16th): 252
    Goal Weight (for Nov. 18th): 240
    Weigh in Weeks (listed by Wednesdays)

    1. Sept. 20: 252
    2. Sept. 27: 251
    3. Oct. 4: 251
    4. Oct. 11: 250.5
    5. Oct. 18:
    6. Oct. 25:
    7. Nov. 1:
    8. Nov. 8:
    9. Nov. 15:
    Final Weigh in: Nov. 18:

    Weight -/+ this week: .5
    Total weight -/+ this challenge: 1.5

    Total weight loss so far - 14.5 LBS

    It's not showing on the scale much, but I feel motivated. It might be the fall air. I'm going to buy some nice sneakers and start walking. I admire those who talk about walking on a daily basis. I will try for 4 days this week.
  • Goal179
    Goal179 Posts: 314 Member
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    Hello Everyone! My confession for the day. Learning a very valuable lesson. Eating fast food is just too unpredictable while still in the weight loss phase. Even when you think it is something that fits your macros, there seems to be just too much hidden junk in it to trust it. Everytime I eat out, I either gain weight or stall in weight loss. For now, I must focus on only eating my food or going with salads with my own dressing
  • Nikion901
    Nikion901 Posts: 2,467 Member
    edited October 2017
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    Thursday Truth .... I meant to buy groceries yesterday, truly I did. It's a real need cause I'm down to extreme 'bare bones'; my own plan to force myself to use up the stockpile of food in the pantry and freezer for the coming fall season as a means of 'decluttering'. It's played havoc with my weight loss efforts this past week though, because I'n now out of the low glycemic vegetables which are a large part of my diet. However 'fate' had another plan for me ... my car brakes 'went' on the drive there and now the car is in the repair shop while I sit at home thinking of the shopping I'll do after I get my car back. Thank God I still have half a head of cabbage, some carrots, and an onion for fresh vegetable, and a couple of cans of plum tomatoes ... I can make a soup!

    @Goal179 - welcome ... eating out is a big "no-no" for my weight control also. I really think it's the high fat and starch/sugar component of these foods, plus hidden sugars. Sugar stops my weight loss dead in it's tracks.

    @Ana ... it's a rare day I can eat at just 1200 calories ... when I was a young woman I ruined my metabolism eating at about 1000 calories a day and trying, under a physicians watch, to get my body to accept a better intake of nutrients is what started me on my weight gain/weight loss yo-yo cycle that went on for the next 30 years with me gaining more weight each time I gained. Now I'm finally turning that around and eating at a sustainable level with slow weight loss. I still have the yo-yo affect but each time I lose I lose to a lower weight than before and each time I gain I gain to a lower weight that my last high. Don't wreck your metabolism ... take a break and practice maintaining you current weight for a couple or more months, then go back on a deficit again to lose more after your body catches up

    @Everyoneinthischallenge .... the weight postings I've read bring feelings of pride and envy ... pride that you are all doing so well, and envy because I'm not. :)
  • b_lisieux
    b_lisieux Posts: 187 Member
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    @happygirlxxx I've been there with feeling bored trying to diet all the time. But look at how far you've come! As my kids once told me, suck it up buttercup. LOL We can do this, especially with all the support on this thread. I LOVE that photo!!
    @goal179 My guess is that fast foods contain much more sodium than home made foods, hence a weight gain if you eat them too much
    @Nikion901 Sorry about needing new brakes. An expensive fix but safety first!
    @jennordhavn @darlin930 Welcome!

    [/Thursday Truthb] Every once in a while I think to myself how I hate to focus my day around food. I hate how I have to think ahead of time when I have a social event about what I'll eat or not eat or drink because of calories. I do it, of course, but sometimes it gets to me. I am already dreading this upcoming weekend with events plus a 4 day trip the following week, then the holidays not far behind those....starting to feel overwhelmed with it but then other days I'm totally fine and tell myself if I plan ahead, I'll do fine. I just need to keep my head screwed on straight about it all and take it one day at a time. :)
  • b_lisieux
    b_lisieux Posts: 187 Member
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    @Nikion901 Niki.....look at the big picture and how much you have lost! I envy YOU and hope some day to say I've lost that much!
  • KayTay612
    KayTay612 Posts: 37 Member
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    Late weighing in this week! Sorry!

    FALL CHALLENGE

    Name: Katie
    Age: 25
    Height: 5' 7"

    Start Weight (as of Sept. 16th):305
    Goal Weight (for Nov. 18th): 280

    Weigh in Weeks (listed by Wednesdays)

    1. Sept. 20: 302.8
    2. Sept. 27: 301.0
    3. Oct. 4:299.8
    4. Oct. 11:295.4
    5. Oct. 18:
    7. Oct. 25:
    8. Nov. 1:
    9. Nov. 8:
    10. Nov. 15:
    Final Weigh in: Nov. 18:

    Weight -/+ this week: 4.4
    Total weight -/+ this challenge: 9.6
    Total overall weight lost so far: 14.4
  • cellosmiles
    cellosmiles Posts: 680 Member
    edited October 2017
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    FALL CHALLENGE

    Name: cellosmiles
    Age: 37
    Height: 5'3"

    Start Weight (as of Sept. 16th): 230
    Goal Weight (for Nov. 18th): 223

    Weigh in Weeks (listed by Wednesdays)

    1. Sept. 20: 229
    2. Sept. 27: 226
    3. Oct. 4: 229
    4. Oct. 11: 229.8
    5. Oct. 18:
    6. Oct. 25:
    7. Nov. 1:
    8. Nov. 8:
    9. Nov. 15:
    Final Weigh in: Nov. 18:

    Weight -/+ this week: +.8
    Total weight -/+ this challenge: -.2
    Total overall weight lost this year: -20.2
    Total lost from highest recorded: -27.2

    (Bought a new scale...it is probably calibrated more accurately :'( ....sigh...because on tuesday with my old scale i was 227 and on par to post a loss this week. Grrrr at the broken scale!) >:)
  • pneschich
    pneschich Posts: 325 Member
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    Feeling anxious. Seeing a liver specialist, I had an ultrasound 3 months ago and they saw something. Finding out today. Waiting, waiting, waiting......
  • karenleona
    karenleona Posts: 3,959 Member
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    FALL CHALLENGE

    Name: KarenLeona
    Age: 61
    Height: 5ft 11in

    Start Weight (as of Sept. 16th): 335
    Goal Weight (for Nov. 18th): anything less!

    Weigh in Weeks (listed by Wednesdays)

    1. Sept. 20: 335
    2. Sept. 27: 332.4
    4. Oct. 4: 332.4
    5. Oct. 11: 335
    6. Oct. 18:
    7. Oct. 25:
    8. Nov. 1:
    9. Nov. 8:
    10. Nov. 15:
    Final Weigh in: Nov. 18:

    Weight -/+ this week: +2.6
    Total weight -/+ this challenge: 0
    Total overall weight lost so far: 0

    Out of control. Challenge is to not give up now
  • pneschich
    pneschich Posts: 325 Member
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    Found out a little. Going to have a biopsy. Fatty liver for too long. Metabolic syndrome. Slightly reduced liver function. Going to find out how bad. Prescription: low carb diet and exercise. I laughed.
  • GOINSTD12
    GOINSTD12 Posts: 331 Member
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    @pneschich - I bet you're relieved! A small loss in liver function isn't too bad, and you're already doing what the doctor prescribed so yay you! Just imagine what could have happened if you hadn't already lost over 100 lbs. I'm so glad for you!
    @NewTnme - welcome, and congrats for your first 7 lb loss. Keep coming back, this group is very supportive and you'll find lots of info, support, and friendship here.

    I hate leaving late for work and not eating a controlled lunch at home first. I was so hungry when I got to work I blew a lot of calories on a BLT with FF's from work cafeteria. So, no homemade lasagna for dinner, just an apple and jello; <sigh> at least I tracked everything BEFORE I ate the lasagna so I still had some wiggle room. Managed to stay under my calorie allowance for the day so I'll take the win.
  • happygirlxxx
    happygirlxxx Posts: 301 Member
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    @ihp2015 Congrats on reaching your weekly steps goal!

    @NewTnme Congrats on your 7lbs, that is a very nice loss!

    @pneschich you will be fine; you have done so amazing so far, so can definitively tackle dealing with the fatty liver.

    @karenleona One day at the time … its better to go slow, than to give up … you can do this!

    @Nikion901 thanks Nikki for the suggestion. I have been eating more than 1200 since July, so its been at least a couple months. Luckily most of the time I didn’t gain weight, but still lost a bit. I think my issue came from trying to do super low carb and then one week I ate everything bread I found and that was a disaster and I gained 5lbs in 1 week .. now trying to compensate a bit to lose the weight. Yesterday I had over 1300+ though and ate quite well … had salmon, tons of veggies, cheese, eggs etc. I made this flourless veggie lasagna that was so good!!! My husband had 3 servings :)

    But I do know where you are coming from … isn’t it amazing how year after year you gain more weight? I managed to gain in 10 years, 100lbs .. how did I do that I don’t know! I guess trying weird diets and then eating non stop.

    And I need to understand that this process is a long one ... I am not going to lose the 120lbs in a month ... its going to take time and I am past the midpoint of my goal; so just need to keep focused. Also I think that the approach I chosen for my weight loss is something I will be able to carry on after ... exercising 30min to an hour several times a week is doable and also I am eating quite diverse and rich food; so in that sense its not like I am going to go from eating just lettuce to regular food ... everything in small portions is what I have done. Is just that I lose focus very easily and get bored ... so that is when my problems start!


    Friday Fitness!!

    Reviewing my diary I realized that this week has not been that bad in terms of workouts; however I have been a bit lazy with my walking .. I think its the weather that has not been as nice and also not sure what happened with my iPhone that the headphones function doesn’t work anymore (either via bluetooth or cable) so I can’t hear music unless is with the speaker … needless to say I am not going to go through the city with the speaker on :D … so it gets boring with no music.

    This are the workouts I have done this week:

    Friday: Cycling (45min) + Rowing (45min)
    Saturday: Cycling (60min) + Rowing (30min)
    Sunday: Cycling (30min)
    Monday: Cycling (45min) + Pilates (60min)
    Tuesday: Pilates (60min)
    Wednesday: Rowing (30min)
    Thursday: Cycling (30min) + Rowing (45min)

    Today I think I am going to do Pilates and Rowing … I am scared that of all that cycling my legs will become bulky and I already have thick legs so need to be careful.

    Its strange not going to the gym; during like 8 months had my sessions with the personal trainer and I had to exercise less time, but was more effective I think than now. Maybe early next year I will enroll again.
  • newjax2017
    newjax2017 Posts: 117 Member
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    Yay, I made it on here again. I have alot going on at the moment, but feel surprisingly good. I know it is the boredom and unhappy eating that kills me, so I am happy keeping busy !

    @pnescich ... you got this! You have come so far, you can crush this thing too! Keep us posted.

    @karen, don't give up! Just keep posting and trying! Small successes add up and when you look back you will be grateful you didn't give up!

    @NewTnme 7 pounds! Great job!

    @ihp2015 fantastic progress on your walking goal.,! I've been slacking, I'm going to follow your lead today!

    @GOINSTS12 Sorry you didn't get the lasagne, but working around what was available and making it work... IS such a win!

    @happygirlxxx Such great progress on the exercise and activity! Yay you!

    Also, after the first several months I also had to rethink my diet. Being extra strict and limited was great in the beggining (I did start at about 233 lbs) but I had to admit I don't want to eat like that forever, so everything has been added back in, trial and error.. to see what works. I may be losing less but it feels sustainable!

    And of course happy happy happy happy happy birthday to Barb!

    Have a wonderful day <3<3<3
  • happygirlxxx
    happygirlxxx Posts: 301 Member
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